Posted on April 17, 2019 by Tia Lalani

Check out the last Augustana Weekly of the 2018/19 year! This week’s issue includes important student information on checking out of residence and exams, as well as some fun study supports (like the Library’s very own Hogwarts Express Trolley and Alumni’s Good Vibes Café) to help ease all of those hours you’ve spent pouring over …

Check out the last Augustana Weekly of the 2018/19 year! This week’s issue includes important student information on checking out of residence and exams, as well as some fun study supports (like the Library’s very own Hogwarts Express Trolley and Alumni’s Good Vibes Café) to help ease all of those hours you’ve spent pouring over your notes! Scroll down to the Help Wanted section at the bottom for some great student job opportunities, including work as a math tutor for a local school or in a student recruiter position right here at Augustana that will run this August to December. In this issue, you’ll also find Hutch’s summer reading list, the last cafeteria menu of the year and information on a few more performances, including the Augustana Choir’s Spring Concert on May 4. Enjoy!


  • This issue is the last Augustana Weekly of the year. Thank you for your submissions and continued readership. We hope you’ve found the Weekly useful, interesting, and fun to look at! Have a great summer!
  • Have an exam this afternoon? Or next Monday and Tuesday? Stop by the Horseshoe outside of the gym for Alumni’s Good Vibes Café at 8:30 am and 1 pm for treats and last-minute exam supplies.

  • The Augustana Faculty Awards and Financial Aid Application deadline for returning students is April 30! It’s quick, easy, and painless—complete it online before it’s too late! Also, if you’re involved with on-campus or community service and/or leadership activities, you’ll want to fill out the supplemental Service and Leadership Awards Application. Find both at
  • Please note that parking enforcement will continue to take place through the break and all exams.
  • See safety happening? Snap a photo and send it to the Environment, Health & Safety office on North Campus—they’re looking for images of people working (and learning!) safely. Maybe it’s that coworker with the neon lab coat or the student who climbs a ladder like a pro…snap a photo and send it our way! Photos will be part of a travelling exhibit for Safety and Health Week (May 6 to 11) and you could win big! Contest runs until May 1. Details here.
  • All returning students can now register for the 2019/20 term in BearTracks! If you need help, book an appointment with an Advisor or find them at one of their pop-up times (see the poster below). Register before you leave for the summer to ensure you get the courses you need!
  • Are you interested in helping First Year Students move into residence next year? Join the ASA’s O-Team, a service the ASA organizes to help move in First Years into dorms to help organize and reduce traffic the day of move in. It is happening August 25, however, volunteers are able to move in early on the 24. This year we are providing two shifts for volunteers throughout the day, with the first from 10 am to 1 pm, and the second from 1 pm to 4 pm. If you want to sign up for both, feel free! Lunch (caf lunch bags) and dinner (pizza) are provided throughout the day. You will also get a volunteer t-shirt, and there are chances to win prizes at the end of the day! Make sure to sign up using the google form. If you have any questions, email Jennae at

Click on the title to read more about each book.  Have a great summer, and happy reading!

Oryx and Crake– Margaret Atwood  –  Available through U of A Libraries

The 22 Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life  –  Marco Borges

Milkman – Anna Burns  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Going Solo – Roald Dahl  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Things we lost in the fire – Marianna Enriquez  –  Available through U of A Libraries

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk – Kelli Estes  –  Available through U of A Libraries

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Skinny Dip –  Carl Hiaasen

Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science, and Love – Hope Jahren  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change– Adam Kahane  –  Available through U of A Libraries

A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook – Sam Killerman  –  Available through U of A Libraries

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Granta 141 Canada – Guest-edited by Catherine Leroux and Madeleine Thien

The Giver – Lois Lowry

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Becoming – Michelle Obama  –  Available through U of A Libraries

They Fought in Colour : a New Look at Canada’s First World War Effort – the Vimy Ridge Foundation, Foreword by Paul Gross & Peter Mansbridge  –  Available through U of A Libraries

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer  –  Available through U of A Libraries

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben






View Hutch’s reading list on his website!




  • Register now for the last Lunch & Learn of the Semester on the film Treaty Talk—Sharing the River of Life. 
  • Next Thursday (May 2) drop into the Miquelon Lake Research Station’s annual open house to learn about all the great work they’ve done over the year.

  • Augustana’s very own Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching (ACURIT) is taking place May 14 and 15. The Dean’s office has generously offered to cover registration for any Augustana students, faculty, and staff interested in attending! Visit the ACURIT page for more information and to register (simply submit the form and ignore the payment page).


Shine bright like a diamond…easily done on Jupiter and Saturn considering scientists believe that it rains diamonds on those planets.

Do you want to share a fun fact? Send it (and your source) to!

  • Attend the Images of Research Exhibition at the Herbert T. Coutts Library until April 30! The Images of Research competition was an opportunity for current University of Alberta graduate students from all disciplines to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in one image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition aims to showcase and preserve graduate student research in print and digital form, foster student engagement, and support graduate students’ academic endeavours.
  • The research data management (RDM) landscape in Canada is rapidly evolving—from funder policies, to institutional strategies, data management planning, data deposit, and beyond! Join UAlberta libraries for the 6th annual Research Data Management Week, May 6 to 10. To view the program and to register, visit




  • Are you interested in what it means to be an inclusive leader? The University of Alberta is one of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s employer partners, which means that all U of A staff and faculty can attend CCDI sessions for free. On May 23, CCDI will be hosting an event on inclusive leadership in Edmonton from 8:30 to 11:00 am. Click here for details and to register.

If you are searching for alternative accommodation, the Augustana Students’ Association compiles a list of Off-Campus Housing. Visit to view the list (if the link isn’t working, try using a different browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer)). Contact the ASA ( for more information.


  • Augustana’s Prospective Students’ Office is hiring two student recruiters for this August to mid-December. If you’re interested, check out the job application below! The deadline to apply is this Friday.
  • Julia DeLong, a math teacher at Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School in Camrose, is looking for Augustana students who may be interested in tutoring in Jr High and High school math. She has a few students who are looking for tutors as they get close to the end of the semester. For more information, contact Julia at



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